“Huevos en y canasta” – (Eggs in a basket) – Wednesday weekly recipe post ;-)

Huevos en y canasta-ย  “Eggs in a basket”

huevos en y canasta

Stuff you need:

olive oil to grease muffin tins
6 slices multi grain, or whole-wheat sandwich bread
6 slices bacon
6 large eggs
salt, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes (to taste)
cheddar/jack/pepper jack shredded cheese- (optional)

What to do with the stuff

Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Lightly butter 6 standard muffin tins
Flatten bread slices slightly, and cut into 6 large rounds
Press 1 piece, into each muffin cup- overlapping slightly, making sure bread comes up to edge of cup
Cook bacon until almost crisp, cut in half ( Note: It will continue to cook in the oven)
Lay 2 1/2ย  pieces of bacon into each bread cup
Sprinkle shredded cheese of choice (optional)
Crack an egg into each muffin cup
Season with salt and pepper, and red pepper flakes
Bake until egg whites are just set, 12- 20 minutes
12 minutes is partial runny yolk- 20 minutes is a fully cooked yolk
Run a small knife around cups to loosen toasts
Serve immediately ๐Ÿ˜‰

Spicy “Jambalaya-like” Pasta ( weekly Wednesday Recipe post)

Spicy “Jambalaya-like” Pasta


Stuff you Need:

  • 1/4 C olive oil
  • 2 TBS “Cajun spice mix” (salt, garlic powder, paprika, cayenne & black pepper)
  • 1 lb skinless chicken breasts, cut into small pieces
  • 1 lb fresh large shrimp, peeled and de veined
  • 1 lb linguine or fettucini
  • 1/4 C chicken broth
  • 1/4 C white wine
  • 1 sm green bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 sm red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 sm yellow bell pepper cut into thin strips
  • 6 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 med onion, diced
  • ย 3/4 Cย  diced tomatoes

What to do with the Stuff:

  • Heat olive oil in skillet
  • Add garlic, and Cajun spice mix
  • Add chicken, cook until the chicken is browned on all sides ( 5- 8 min)
  • Cook pasta to al dente’ in salted, boiling water
  • Add chicken broth, and wine to the pan (with chicken)
  • Add sliced peppers and diced onions
  • Saute for approx 3-4 min, until vegetables are cooked, and chicken is almost done
  • Add the tomatoes and continue to cook mixture
  • Add the shrimp into the pan, cook until the shrimp and chicken are thoroughly cooked
  • Add the pasta, and toss together
  • Garnish with fresh parsley or cilantro